Q&A with Bill Talley: Up for the Challenge and Doing It Right

Even with the challenges facing Summit Seed this year, owner Bill Talley says they’re up for the challenge and ready to do it right for their customers. Seed World: What...
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What’s in a Word

For every industry, corporation, organization or individual considering the concept, there are as many interpretations of what it means to be sustainable—and therein lies the challenge. In terms of ag...

ISTA: Spotlight on Seed Scientist

A doctoral student at the University of Pavia (Italy), Maria Marin (31) is an early stage researcher in the Marie Curie initial training network Native Seed Science, Technology and Conservation...
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Growing Together: Q&A With Scott Kay

Scott Kay, vice president of BASF U.S. Crop, speaks about New Year Resolutions and looking towards 2018 at BASF. Seed World: What’s your favorite book? Scott Kay: I would have to...

Optimist at Heart

John Latham, president of Latham Hi-Tech Seeds, talks to us about the industry, golf and Bill Gates. Seed World: What are you reading, and why?   John Latham: I’m reading “Mind Gym”...

Good Business Partners: Q&A with Bryan and Denise Gentsch

Bryan Gentsch, executive vice president of the Texas Seed Trade Association (TSTA), and Denise Gentsch, legislative director of TSTA, discuss being business partners together and legislature that seed businesses...
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AI Remains a Thought Experiment in Agriculture

Note: This column is the second in a four-part series. The information revolution has begun its transformation of agriculture, but are we on the verge of something much bigger, the...

Advocating for Our Land: Q&A with Mark Mustoe

Mark Mustoe, co-owner and manager of Clearwater Seed, shares the importance of good land stewardship and the possible ramifications if stewardship is forgotten. Seed World: What are you reading? Mark Mustoe:...

SIPA Celebrates 4 Years of Success, Best is Yet to Come

Four years ago, 11 founding member companies met at the American Seed Trade Association’s office in Alexandria, Virginia, to lay the foundation of a new industry organization, the Seed...
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Safeguarding IP

As executive director of the Seed Innovation & Protection Alliance, James Weatherly has experience protecting intellectual property rights in the United States and internationally. We get his take on...

SIPA, As a Dealer, What Can I Do? I Sell Other Peoples’ Seed...

Okay, it’s true the Seed Innovation Protection Alliance (SIPA) has made the rounds and has gotten the word out about best management practices and internal education for its members....
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Tracy Tally, Risa DeMasi Talk Leadership

Lessons Learned in Leadership: As a continuation to the article that appeared in the June issue of Seed World, we sat down with Grassland Oregon’s Risa DeMasi and Justin...
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Having ‘The Talk’

Having ‘The Talk’ Proponents aim to transform monologues on the role of plant breeding in modern agriculture into healthy, accurate dialogues. Being left out of a conversation, especially when the subject...

Run for Cover: Cropping Up Better Soil

There’s a revolution growing below us. A group of passionate farmers have been experimenting with complex combinations of cover crop seed species which may significantly influence the future of...
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Does Hardship Really Generate Stronger People?

I felt I had to create a title that would not freak everyone out, but I can tell you that this column has nothing to do with seed …...

Get an Early Start on Reclaiming Fields from Resistant Weeds

Iowa soybean farmer Jon Freese is sold on the importance of early-season weed control, especially now that he’s witnessed the effectiveness of Bayer Crop Science’s XtendiMax® herbicide with VaporGrip...
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Q&A with David Hollinrake: Changing Mindsets for Seed

David Hollinrake, North American President of Syngenta Seeds, speaks about changing mindsets from crops to seeds at Syngenta. Seed World: What are you reading currently? David Hollinrake: “Never Eat Alone” by...

A Passion for Farming: Q&A With Carl Peterson

Carl Peterson, president of Peterson Farms Seed, shares how his passion for farming led him to the seed industry. Seed World: Favorite book?  Carl Peterson: Tough question — probably the best...
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Can Artificial Intelligence Save Agriculture?

Dramatic leaps in computing power have moved artificial intelligence (AI) from the realm of science fiction screenplays to everyday reality. Serious discussions of AI typically focus on uses such...
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Seed Innovation Matters to Farmers

As chairman of the Seed Innovation Protection Alliance (SIPA), I am always struck by the ironic position many people take regarding innovation and intellectual property in all sectors of...